The world’s most dangerous highway is now a big-draw tourist attraction.
Onlookers inched to the edge of the road and peered 600 feet down into the misty jungle where a shattered bus and its victims lay.
A rope was flung down. Some 50 men pulled and then fell silent when the corpse of an Indian woman rose from the clouds, her clothes bloodied and torn. They stared as rescue workers laid her on the muddy ground with a tropical fern over her face.
Then came a strange click-clacking sound. Swooping down the road came a group of tourists in bright red cycling suits, riding modern mountain bikes and offering an incongruous sight on “el Camino de la Muerte” – the Highway of Death.